Riverbed Appoints New Managing Director for Japan

Tue May 8, 2012 9:00am EDT

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  SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 08 (Marketwire) -- 
Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today
announced that the company appointed Tim Goodwin as the Managing Director
for Riverbed(R) Japan. Goodwin brings more than 20 years of operational,
channel and sales experience in the technology industry, most notably at
F5 Networks where he established and grew the company's market profile in
country. In his new role at Riverbed, Goodwin will be responsible for
expanding the Riverbed presence and business within the country. 

    More than 17,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to
understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through
solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance,
distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT
organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize, consolidate
and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther
from their data, and slow applications, file transfers and inefficient
websites negatively impact the performance of these initiatives. Riverbed
transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning WAN
optimization, edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI),
application-aware network performance management (NPM), application
delivery, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for
backup and disaster recovery. By providing the broadest portfolio of
performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any application
optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and
efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs. 

    "Tim has a proven track record of achieving phenomenal success during his
previous assignments representing western technology companies in Japan.
We believe that his deep understanding of the local culture, market,
partners and business practices will support Riverbed in our efforts to
grow our business and our new product lines within the country," said
Dave Peranich, executive vice president of global field operations,

    Goodwin has a proven history of overachieving financial goals, and has
successfully expanded the global reach of organizations by building a
team of industry leading players, collaborating extensively with
headquarters to set and implement local strategy, and developing
successful channel and sales strategies. He most recently managed company
operations in Japan for Isilon Systems Japan K.K. and Q1 Labs Inc. Prior
to this, Goodwin led local operations for F5 Networks Ltd as Vice
President and Country Manager for Japan. 

    "Riverbed has established itself as a technology market leader that
offers many benefits to organizations headquartered in Japan or global
organizations that host local offices within the country by addressing
performance challenges across the entire IT infrastructure," said
Goodwin. "I'm excited to join a company that has superior technology, is
growing rapidly and has a huge acceptance by customers. I look forward to
leveraging my industry expertise to expand the company's global presence."

    Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains forward-looking
statements, including statements relating to the expected demand for
Riverbed's products and services, and statements relating to Riverbed's
ability to grow market share and sales and meet the needs of distributed
organizations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully
materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our
business and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate
market needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the
adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain
successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability to
compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices
for our products and services; shortages or price fluctuations in our
supply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights;
general political, economic and market conditions and events; and other
risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with
or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information
about these and other risks that may impact Riverbed's business are set
forth in our Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on April 30, 2012. All
forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information
available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to
update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, feature or
related specification that may be referenced in this release are for
information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any
technology or enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future
product plans at any time.

    About Riverbed
 Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected
enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently
implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation,
cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising
performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand,
optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a
fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business
needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ:
RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com.

    Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein are
trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used herein
belong to their respective owners.


Kristalle Ward
Riverbed Technology

Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology

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